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8 Tips to Start Running Again After a Long Break

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It might be difficult to get back into the swing of regular running after a prolonged absence. If you're like most runners, you also have high expectations for yourself in terms of distance and pace.

Build a Habit

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You might have adhered to a basic training program when you initially started jogging in order to develop your running technique and maintain motivation.

Follow a Training Schedule

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On the days that you don't run, you can develop strength and endurance without putting too much strain on your joints and raising your risk of injury by engaging in cross-training.

Cross Train

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When it comes to your running routine, be cautious. When you initially start out, don't run two days straight. In between runs, try cross-training or an active rest day. Including a full day of rest can also help with the healing process.

Get Enough Rest

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After recovering from an injury, a lot of runners end up getting hurt again as a result of increasing their mileage too soon. After a break, it can be harmful to resume your previous mileage patterns, even if you weren't hurt.

Limit Mileage

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Running with others might help you regain motivation and provide you with additional advantages when you resume your running career. As you rebuild your program, you'll make friends who can hold you accountable.

Join a Running Group

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After a few weeks of running, you might choose to select a race for which to prepare. Register for a shorter race first, like a 5K, then work your way up to a longer race.

Consider a Race

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Reflecting on your previous running achievements might be discouraging, and it can even seem as though they are now unattainable. Do not, however, punish yourself.

Stay Positive